We are proud to present for auction one of the most rarest of original photos offered in the last 50 years. This is the original 1st generation -TYPE I- photo of Marilyn Monroe used for the copy of the April 13 1946 issue of Leader Magazine, a British publication (Used for her first American cover). The front cover features Marilyn Monroe in her first ever solo magazine cover appearance. It is only her second magazine cover appearance of any kind and this one is rarer than the first!
The Marilyn Monroe Leader Magazine April 13 1946 issue alone sold for $1,350.00 and the last sale was in 2007. This price was just for the magazine and they are difficult to find. This original striking image photo of an early picture of Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe) measures 9″ x 11″ in size. On the reverse is written “Norma Jean” 1945 in vintage ink. 1945 is when this photo was created. Photo credit is stamped Andre de Dienes , 1401 Sunset Plaza Drive, Hollywood, California 90069. Andre de Dienes was the first professional photographer to work with Monroe when she was known simply as Norma Jean. It is further stamped on the back that this photograph is on loan for one reproduction right only and is to be returned after use. This is the early years of Marilyn Monroe in Hollywood and was used for the cover of the Leader Magazine. The rarity and historic significance cannot be understated on this historical photo.